Cranial, Biodynamic & Structural Osteopathy
Cranial, Biodynamic & Structural Osteopathy
Osteopathy is an holistic form of healthcare aimed to assist individuals improve or restore their health and wellbeing. Osteopathy is designed to enable optimum health, not just getting you past your injury.
Osteopathy is often associated with back and neck pain, sport or work injuries, or other joint or muscle disorders. It is so much more than this!
What We Aim To Treat
We aim to treat a wide variety of health conditions.
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Meet Jacquelyn and Ben
Hello and Welcome!
My name is Jacquelyn Schirmer. I am a trained UK Osteopath, now registered in New Zealand and a fully qualified yoga and Pilates teacher. I love Osteopathy! It continues to amaze me in it’s scope and ability to see the health in the body rather than just focusing on disease.
Hi there! I’m Ben. As a UNITEC graduate of the New Zealand Masters of Osteopathy course, I started working at Mangawhai Osteopathy in 2018. The philosophy of the clinic and Jacquelyn’s passion for Osteopathy meant that I was drawn to the ethos and values of Mangawhai Osteopathy.
Our mission is to deliver the best possible osteopathic health care via manual therapy, rehabilitation and contemporary health care advice.
Welcome Video from Ben and Jacquelyn
Osteopathy for new born babies
Please remove my comfy chair - please!
At work I have the ugliest and the most uncomfortable chair, circa 80’s, it has a hard plastic base and slight padding on the back rest with rusting steel legs. My boss cringes everytime he walks into my office pleading that I upgrade to a more comfortable chair. Ironically a more ‘desk friendly’ chair with it’s ergonomics and excessive padding gives me more back and neck pain. It’s causes me to slouch and I spend all night tossing and turning.
Student, Mangawhai Osteopathy Corrective Movement Class
My newborn: wind and crying gone!
Bladder prolapse and leaking after childbirth.
I feel like superwoman!
Anyway, just thought that was an “a-haaaa!” moment… I did you proud…. 🙂
Just do it!
The pain just went after the class.
Just Like Magic!
One of her many skills is how to make pain dissipate by self management. On a scale of 1-10 the pain in my right shoulder was 8 and that in my hip flexor was 6. She diagnosed I have a flexion back type with a left bias and was asked to perform 2 simple exercises on that basis. I was absolutely astounded – the expression on my face was apparently priceless – to then note the pain had subsided on the scale to 1 and 0 respectively. It was gone just like magic! Thank you Jacquelyn therapist extraordinaire!
From climbing 4 to 15 sets of stairs!
The simplest answer from Jacquelyn to stop cramping!
I initially went to her class as I had a car accident which still caused me some difficulties, though Jacqui’s focus, commitment, care and attention I’m 1000 times better for which I will always be hugely grateful.
Her creative explanations and use of small equipment enhanced the Pilates Matwork sessions to a level I’ve found very hard to equal in other Pilates classes and teachers. Our weekly session were often my favourite hour of the week!
She’s left me with a passion, a good understanding and a commitment for Pilates. If you are fortunate enough to be able to go to a class or have a 1:1 session with Jacqui you will learn a huge amount and your body will certainly thank you for it!
Clare (London), Pilates student of Jacquelyn’s for many years!
Osteopathy combines with Strength and Conditioning
I have worked with a couple of Osteopaths in the past and to say the least, Jacquelyn was in another league.
I was so unhappy that she moved away (to New Zealand!) as people who are this good do not come by very often. I would whole heartedly say do not hesitate to work with or be treated by Jacquelyn.
Ian Willows (Nottinghamshire, England)
How to run easy!
Emma, West Auckland
Re-discovering back muscles.
I am now consciously remembering to hold myself up-and-strong when walking, climbing stairs etc. and I hope it will become an unconscious reaction after my 6 weeks of getting about in France! I have found your teaching very beneficial in that it teaches me to use my body in a more efficient and therefore less injury-prone manner. It’s not just another feel-good-for-a-day exercise class!
Kazza (New Zealand)
Instant relief from disc pain!
The Wagon Wheels Pilates technique [rebeccaleone.com] takes a few minutes to do. It changed the way my balance and co-ordination worked in my legs and lower back. My stance changed and it was like learning to walk again. the ‘new’ feeling lasted about two days.
Gairn McLennan (Mangawhai)
It took me 7 years to find her!
No more neck pain.
Susan (Marketing Consultant, Sydney)
The heaviness gone from my pelvis.
Running technique - a new perspective.
After we talked on Friday I really focused on heels up, weight bearing on the ball of my foot and my breathing and I had absolutely no pain at all.
For the first time I’ve felt utterly exhausted after a run because I didn’t have to nurse my knee.
My spine and legs untwisted!
Anna (Northland, New Zealand)
Use your Pilates spine Aileen!
Ten years of Pilates with Jacquelyn.
15 years working together - now I feel better than I did 20 years ago!
I am now 100% pain free.
Nicholas (Sydney/ Ireland)